slowrunner77 (11911) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
"Clear dark golden pour. Aroma and flavor yeast driven and a little sweet, but with a decent dose of grassy hops (though this was bottled in June). I like the balance and the interplay. Big body warms as it goes down, but doesn’t show heat. Nice brew." caesar (7096) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle I think from de Molen beershop quite a while ago, no BB date, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Slight hazy yellow to golden color, medium slight off-white head. Aroma of flowery hops, slight peppery yeast, bit spicy, slight citrus fruitiness. Slight hint of sweetness in taste, soft bitterness, dry and spicy. Medium carbonation, thin to medium body. Wonderfully balanced belgian strong golden ale, in the category of Duvel and Chouffe. But those beers are much and much more easily available. Stine (1779) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Fair golden pour with a moment’s worth of white cap. Herbal, meadow, lightly sweet aroma with tarragon, lavender, dry flowers. Minor browned banana and yellow apple notes. Demonstrably hoppy, assertive, forward blonde malts in salty, mineral sourdough.
gunnfryd (14809) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Clean, hop-forward flavor with dry grasses, gluey dandelions, lavender, green herbs. White tea and gentle sweetness form a soft, pillowy bed. Definitive dry wicking wood chips throughout, never allowing for the well-hidden alcohol to couple with the soft sugars.
Firm and well-wrought thoroughly dry palate. Not even a low whimper of heat. Finish has some silage and farm to it, which suggests the alcohol only slightly. Excellent, quaffable, confounding.
Bottle at Christianssand Brygghus. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is alcohol, orange, malt, sugar, spices. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, sugar, orange, spices. Full body. Nice beer. chinchill (4909) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2014
12 oz bottle -- bottled on date 31 May 2014 -- served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours pale amber in color; cloudy with a small head that soon dies down ro a ring but leaves decent lacing.
Aroma: mainly fruity with hints of apricots and oranges. Some alcohol esters.
Flavor: Largely follows the aroma: Lightly spicy and moderately fruity, with a relativel high hop load. There’s only a very mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
Feel: light-medium body and crisp, medium high carbonation. Dry finish.
O: a very good version of the style with high but very well-hidden ABV.
biirusaikou (2705) - - JUL 22, 2014
Peach, mango, orange zest, yeasty, quite fizzy, clean finish. Great tasty ale, very smooth despite the wicked abv. larsga (7508) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2014
Small white head. Yellow body with lots of small particles.
Fruity mealy earthy aroma with spicy herbal notes. Dryish fruity
resiny earthy taste with peachy notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly
sharp mouthfeel. Dryish mealy peachy winter apple aftertaste
with metallic earthy notes. Quite nice, but the aroma was
better. (0.355l bottle, I forget where from, but probably Ølbutikken,
Copenhagen.) Ericular (1016) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2014
I admit, my expectations were low. Bottled 7 months ago, and I rarely get excited about Belgian stuff. I was pleasantly blown away. Pours a very pale gold with nice white head fading to a ring and leaving decent lacing. Aroma is bright, fresh, and crisp with straw, very light banana and clove, light spice, earthy, floral hops... wow this is nice. Amazing how fresh this is after 7 months in the bottle. Taste is farmhouse style, with some nice gentle lemon and banana at first with more citrus hop bitterness that balances. Palate is well-carbonated with some drying in the end that lets the flavors come through and to emphasize the moderate bitterness. Overall this is really good. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pour is hazed golden yellow with a tight white head. Nose is nice, moderate farmhouse yeast, lighter spice and lemon with faint notes of fresh grain. Taste is sweeter, farmhouse is present and still balanced. More lemon and pepper than the nose, well carbonated light body and fairly dry. Finish is sweet with grapefruit bitterness. Mrnoluv (353) - long beach, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Citrus, hint of orange and I taste a little banana? Complex beer, so much so that you don’t even taste the 9% abv.